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HarmonyOS 2.0 Camera App on EMUI 11: The good, the bad and the ugly things just happened



Reports reveal that HarmonyOS will launch on June 2, and the company is now preparing to roll it out in full capacity for the consumers. However, the anticipation among the Huawei smartphone users doesn’t want to stop, including me.

So, I recently tried a new experiment of excitement on my EMUI 11 powered Huawei P40 Pro, by installing a HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta “Camera” app APK and found some interesting things that you should also know about.

From the beginning: The Good

I thought the app won’t install on an EMUI 11 device but it actually did, once installed, I trigged the open button and the camera app finally started.

However, there are no significant changes found in the Camera modes and menu layout as they remain the same as the EMUI 11.

(HarmonyOS on left and EMUI 11 on right)

However, the noticeable changes can be seen in the camera settings menu, which now has round background shapes on each section of the camera application settings. And actually, it looks nice in terms of clarity and easy to focus on compared to the EMUI 11’s squared-off simple menu.

(HarmonyOS on left and EMUI 11 on right)

The interaction with features has also changed and it allows users to tap and enable features in a better way.

But there are also some miserable things that happened after I installed the HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta camera app on my P40 Pro.

Camera modes gone: The Bad

After the installation, it is found that the stock camera app has no modes available in the application instead when you press for the more option, there’s only a Monochrome mode available for your play and you cannot add more modes from the edit menu either.

(HarmonyOS on left and EMUI 11 on right)

Can’t uninstall this app: The ugly:

The ugliest thing is you cannot uninstall the HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta camera app because it has now overwritten the existing stock EMUI 11 camera app.

Therefore I don’t recommend people who want to install the HarmonyOS app on the EMUI 11 phones until it reaches consumer-level testing. Even after that, I won’t recommend you until it’s tested on a device because it can still damage your smartphone and the final thing you need to do is to make a full reset of your smartphone.

Changes to come:

HarmonyOS is currently in the development phase and the consumer version of the Huawei operating system likely to bring further new changes in terms of functionality as well as appearance.

Also, Check:

HarmonyOS (Hongmeng OS) Eligible Devices

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.


Huawei is yet to share EMUI 13 roadmap



Huawei EMUI 13

EMUI 13 beta kicked off for global users and it’s quite exciting but the roadmap of eligible Huawei devices is still awaited. While there’s no official news available on this matter.

In 2021, Huawei released EMUI 12 roadmap during the Asia pacific launch event but this year, there are no such plans revealed. Instead of the roadmap, Huawei opened the EMUI 13 beta for all Huawei P50, P50 Pro, P50 Pocket, and Mate Xs 2 foldable phones.

Unfortunately, the program is open for the Asia region but more users want to join the beta activity. Especially the European models are waiting for term to dive into the testing pool.

Despite the delay, we hope that the oldest set of devices may also get a slot into this EMUI 13 release program.

In the meantime, if you have a flagship phone, tune into the Beta app. From here open the “Me” section and then search for a new EMUI 13 beta project.

You need to sign up for the beta application and wait for the submission. Once submitted, you will be notified to download the OTA update package.

If the activity is not available on your phone, don’t worry, you will see the project after the beta opens in your country. Yet, we also suggest you keep an eye on the Beta application.

EMUI 13 Features:

EMUI 13 focuses on reinventing EMUI 12, this includes better security and privacy. This new software can review all of the data safety measures thanks to the new privacy center.

It has new options to allow or revoke permission, check the timeline for all of the user permission, and so on. You can also set new image privacy to hide the image meta information.

EMUI 13 also plays well around the user interface and there are many improvements made to features such as large folders and service widgets.

Huawei EMUI 13

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EMUI rolling for Huawei Mate 50 Pro



Huawei Mate 50 Pro

Huawei is rolling out EMUI for the Huawei Mate 50 Pro smartphone in the global market. This update is packed with lots of new features, optimizations, and improvements for this flagship phone.

According to the information, EMUI for Huawei Mate 50 Pro comes with new network improvements for certain situations. It has improvements in camera quality.

There are also new optimizations made for the audio quality of calls and games. On the flip side, the app has its own improvements for a better user experience.

Furthermore, Huawei has arranged new system stability optimizations that provide a performance boost for your smartphone.

According to the inputs, this upgrade integrates February 2023 security patch for the phone.

This is a big changelog for the Huawei Mate 50 Pro and the company is sending this to improve the phone’s performance in various scenarios. Also, if you have a Mate 50 Pro device, we suggest you get this version right away as soon as it appears.

The Mate 50 Pro is the first phone among all of the Huawei smartphones to get EMUI 13 but actually, it comes pre-installed. Since its launch, old phone users are waiting for a new major upgrade.

Recently, Huawei opened the beta program for a few flagships – P50 Pro, P50 Pocket, and Mate Xs 2 foldable phone. You should know that the latest EMUI 13 beta activity has limited slots and it’s available only for a region.

This new Huawei Mate 50 Pro update was released last week for global consumers and rolling out in batches. If your Mate 50 Pro has not received this firmware, make sure you get it via System settings.

EMUI Huawei mate 50 pro

(source – Huaweiblog)

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Huawei P40 Lite February 2023 EMUI update reaches Europe



huawei p40 lite

Huawei P40 lite is getting a new software update in Europe, which brings the latest security patches released in the month of February 2023. However, the phone users are also waiting for EMUI 13 roadmap to confirm their eligibility for the next major software update.

Huaweiblog reports that Huawei P40 Lite users are getting the February 2023 security update in Europe with build version and the OTA package size of 254 megabytes.

This is a staged rollout, and all of the P40 Lite users will get it gradually. Below you can check the complete changelog of this software release.

List of Changes

This update improves system security with security patches.


  • Integrates security patches released in February 2023 for improved system security.
    For more information on the security of Huawei’s EMUI system updates, visit the Huawei official website.

Notes on the update:

  • Your personal data will not be deleted by the update. However, we recommend that you back up important data before updating.
  • Charge your phone sufficiently.
  • The update package will be automatically deleted after the update is complete.
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